Taking the world less travelled

The Goings On

Posted by on Oct 22, 2010 in Life | 2 comments

I’m moving house… from a room to a house which is nice. That’s starting today, and from tomorrow I’m not sure when I’ll have an internet connection :P But I’m going to be studying and nanoing. In case anyone is interested I found a post this time last year and wow, I’m so happy with how far I’ve come. For one, reading manga is now (relatively) easy :D Also, for those interested here’s my apartment in Japan.

I thought, for those who are interested, here is the Japanese resources I have on hand with me at the moment, lost in my packing madness. I know I have some more at my dad’s but they are a bit more low priority. For instance I rememeber I have some JLPT 1 books that I got for like a $1 second hand a million years ago.

Anyway, books were super cheap in Japan and not knowing (at the time) when I’d be back I wanted to get enough reading and learning material to last me years. I have several text books in various difficulties for grammar, kanji, listening, reading and even speaking. I researched what books (fiction intended for native Japanese people) other language learners recommend and also got a few that seemed interesting to me and I would like to try. If you have any questions about my books feel free to ask. I’m sure I’ll get around to talking about them all eventually. I am a believer that you can never have to many books! Plus if I get bored or stuck in one book, I can give it a breather and go onto something else, instead of being stuck in a rut.

My manga collection is atleast double the size of this… Long live Book Off.

Let’s see, what else have I been up to?

Was in Brisbane City and saw a Dalek. Got excited. Then noticed that the Doctor was around too.

I went to a Metallica concert. It was pretty awesome.

Photos taken with the awesome camera of the iphone 3g.

My neck was a bit sore after from looking up. I would say statistically people who love metal are male, white, and frickin tall. I fall under one of those categories.

Here’s the setlist from the show – totally different from what I thought they would be playing. It was great. Setlist nabbed from setlist.fm.

That Was Just Your Life
The Four Horsemen
Ride The Lightning
The Thing That Should Not Be
The Unforgiven
Harvester Of Sorrow
I Disappear
Sad But True
No Leaf Clover
Orion
One
Master Of Puppets
Fight Fire With Fire
Nothing Else Matters
Enter Sandman

Encore:
Blitzkrieg (Blitzkrieg cover)
My Apocalypse
Seek & Destroy

Well, I should get some lunch and continue the packing/clean up. See you on the other side :) Or should that be \m/


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  1. Hagit

    Hey…
    You said we can ask you about your books.. so as a (japanese) book-a-holic myself, which books are your favorite and why? :-)
    i would love to see a post on that, and i’m sure others will also appriciate that..

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